What You Should Know About Car Accidents in Florida

Two toy cars, one blue and one black, simulate a minor car accident in front of a blurred background featuring a scale of justice.

Car accidents are the most common type of auto accident, though this does not make them any less devastating. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes car accidents most often?

Car accidents can happen for many reasons, including poor road conditions, inclement weather conditions, and more, however, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. There are several ways in which motorists can behave negligently, including the following:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Texting while driving, or otherwise driving while distracted
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic lights
  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Changing lanes without first checking blind spots
  • Unsafely merging onto highways

If you were injured in a car accident because the other driver was doing any of the aforementioned, or you were injured because the other motorist was doing anything to violate the rules and regulations of the road, there is a very good chance that you will have a solid personal injury claim.

What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you should take certain steps to help maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. This means that you should:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident, as they will document the incident and ensure you receive immediate medical treatment if necessary.
  2. Ask witnesses of the accident for their contact information so they can provide testimony to support your claim.
  3. Take pictures of any damage caused by the accident.
  4. Obtain a copy of all medical documentation associated with your injury.
  5. Hire a Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

What happens if I’m in an accident with an uninsured motorist?

When someone is injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they will often sue the other party’s insurance company to obtain the compensation they need. However, if the other driver was uninsured, you will most likely have to sue your own insurance company through your uninsured motorist’s policy. As long as you can prove the accident was caused by an uninsured motorist, you should recover compensation to cover the cost of lost wages, medical bills, and more. Our legal team is here to help.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.